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Fraport Traffic Figures – April 2012: FRA’s Upward Trend in Passenger Traffic Continues

May 10, 2012

FRNKFURT, Germany, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Fraport AG welcomed about 4.8 million passengers at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
home base in April 2012 – up 2.8 percent year-on-year. The reporting month even surpassed
the previous April peak figure set in 2011 by some 130,000 passengers – despite the fact
that this year’s Easter break occurred earlier and shifted holiday traffic into March
2012.

Aircraft movements at Frankfurt declined due to the nighttime flight curfew (from
23:00 to 05:00) as well as the shorter Easter vacation period in April 2012. Thus, FRA
registered 40,149 takeoffs and landings in April 2012, down 0.5 percent year-on-year.
Airfreight decreased by 10.5 percent to 167,739 metric tons, while accumulated maximum
takeoff weights (MTOWs) dropped by 1.6 percent to approximately 2.4 million metric tons.

From January to April 2012, almost 17 million travelers used the FRA global hub. This
represents a three percent jump compared to the same four month period last year. During
this period, airfreight tonnage fell by 11.8 to 644,516 metric tons. Aircraft movements
from January to April 2012 declined by 1.4 percent to 152,597 takeoffs and landings – due
to strike-related flight cancellations and the nighttime ban at FRA.

Fraport’s five majority-owned airports around the world served a total of 7.3 million
passengers in the reporting month – growing by 1.7 percent year-on-year. At Peru’s Lima
Airport (LIM), traffic surged by 13.5 percent to some one million passengers year-on-year.
Furthermore, LIM recently won its fifth SkyTrax Award – for the fourth consecutive year -
as Best Airport in South America.

Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera served 1.5 million passengers in April
2012 – a 7.8 percent decline compared to the same month last year. This drop can be
primarily attributed to a stabilization of the political and social environment in North
Africa, which had resulted in many international passengers shifting their travel plans to
Fraport’s Turkish airport in the spring of 2011.

On the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, Burgas Airport (BOJ) registered a 1.7 percent gain
in traffic to almost 20,000 passengers. Meanwhile, Varna Airport (VAR) welcomed 26,182
passengers in April 2012, following the reopening of the airport after several months of
reconstruction from mid-October 2011 to the end of February 2012.

Frankfurt Airport’s Traffic Figures -April 2012

                                           Change [2]                 Change [2]
                                            April 12/  Jan. - April  Jan. - April
                                April 2012  April 11       2012       2012/2011

        Passengers [1]           4,771,476     2.8 %    16,951,447      3.3 %
        Airfreight [1]
          in metric tons           167,739   -10.5 %       644,516    -11.8 %
        Airmail [1]
          in metric tons             6,448    -3.4 %        26,378      1.7 %
        Aircraft Movements          40,149    -0.5 %       152,597     -1.4 %
        MTOWs
          in metric tons         2,395,174    -1.6 %     9,116,245     -1.7 %
        Punctuality
          share of punctual
          arrivals and
          departures in percent       82.9                    83.1

1. Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit)

2. Change over previous year

Fraport Group – Traffic Figures for April 2012

                                           Cargo in
                                            metric               Aircraft
                     Passengers[1] Change  tons abs.   Change    Movements   Change
        Airports       absolute     in %  (+ airmail)   in %     Absolute     in %
        Frankfurt
        (FRA)           4,770,945     2.8   170,936    -10.5      40,149      -0.5
        Antalya
        (AYT)           1,482,337    -7.8      n.a.     n.a.      10,887      -6.1
        Burgas (BOJ)       19,856     1.7         9    -99.0         357     -21.5
        Lima
        (LIM)[2]        1,024,594    13.5    20,153     -3.8      11,889       6.9
        Varna (VAR)        26,182   -17.2         3    -46.9         377     -28.2
        Fraport
        Group           7,323,914     1.7   191,100    -10.3      63,659      -0.6

1. Passengers (commercial traffic: arrivals + departures + transit)

2. Figures provided by LIM

For Further Information, Please Contact:

Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide

Robert A. Payne, B.A.A. – International Spokesman and Head of International Press/PR &
External Activities Team, Press Office (UKM-PS), Corporate Communications, 60547
Frankfurt, Germany; Tel.: +49-69-690-78547; E-mail: r.payne@fraport.de; Internet:

http://www.fraport.com

SOURCE Fraport AG


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